Nintendo Collaboration With Universal Studios Osaka Detailed and Coming 2020


Nintendo’s gotten its guns out, and plans to take aim for Universal Studios in 2020. When we last heard of this, the details were scant, and many were left curious as to what this plan would entail. Fear no longer, as earlier today, Sankei revealed several details about the big project, which is scheduled to launch in 2020. It’s going to be a big year for Nintendo and Japan as a whole, with the 2020 Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo, making this the perfect time to pull in new gamers and fans.

Japan-based gaming consultant  Dr. Serkan Toto provided, through a series of tweets, a translation of what to expect when the big 2020 rolls on through. Toto states that Nintendo has dumped a whopping $351 million into this collaboration, which will feature an attraction for Nintendo’s primary mascot Mario. The theme parks in Osaka would be expanded upon, at the left of the main gate area which was currently being used for events.


2016 is already quite the fantastically busy year for Nintendo, with multiple franchises celebrating large milestone anniversaries, the potential launch of the Nintendo NX, and a new president heading the company. This looks to be an exciting development, and it’s always a great thing to expand in different areas.